Paul Heald co-founded BrightTALK in 2002 to help organizations engage their customers through live, online events. As CEO, Heald has led BrightTALK to its current position as a leading provider of online events, with a rapidly growing community of business and industry professionals. Paul is based at BrightTALK’s U.S. headquarters in San Francisco, CA.
Before founding BrightTALK, Heald was the European managing director of Scient, a web technology development company. Prior to Scient, he ran Arthur D. Little’s e-business consulting group. Heald is an MBA graduate of Cranfield School of Management (U.K.).
John Eichhorn is the chief financial officer of BrightTALK. During the span of his high-tech finance career, Eichhorn has led financial, regulatory compliance, investor relations and strategic planning activities while working for several notable companies including HP, Cisco, Adobe, Business Objects Inc., PayCycle Inc. and Tropos Networks. John holds a BA from UC Berkeley and a Masters degree in International Management with a concentration on Asia and Madarin Chinese from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is conversant in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
Dorian Logan has been the chief architect of BrightTALK’s technology since joining the company in 2004. Logan has more than 15 years experience developing enterprise applications. He specializes in new media, Internet technologies and open source projects.
Logan worked for IBM Global Services in the Interactive Media Center for several years, before joining Scient, where he met the founders of BrightTALK. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems from Nottingham Trent University (U.K.).